Health Tip: Why should I eat Cucumber?
making them an ideal hydrating and cooling
flavonol called fisetin that appears to play an
important role in your brain health
lignans, which may help to lower your risk of
breast, uterine, ovarian, and prostate cancers
inflammation, in part by inhibiting the activity
of pro-inflammatory enzymes (including
cyclo-oxygenase 2, or COX-2)
fiber, which makes them useful for both
weight loss and digestive health
squash, pumpkin, and watermelon (the Cucurbitaceae family). Like watermelon, cucumbers
are made up of mostly (95 percent) water, which
means eating them on a hot summer day can help
you stay hydrated.
However, there's reason to eat cucumbers all year
long. With vitamin K, B vitamins, copper, potassium,
vitamin C, and manganese, cucumbers can help you
to avoid nutrient deficiencies that are widespread
among those eating a typical American diet.
Plus, cucumbers contain unique polyphenols and
other compounds that may help reduce your risk of
chronic diseases and much, much more.